RS:X Class

The 2009 RS:X Asian Windsurfing Championships will take place at the Aoneiwan Sail Center in Haimeng, Shantou, [Guangdong] China.

Participants are scheduled to arrive on December 14th and depart on the 24th.

Taking place at the same time will be the Techno 293 national championships.

A limited amount of charter equipment will be available and coach boats can be chartered [200USD per day]

The organisers have selected the Longhu Hotel to accommodate all the athletes and coaches.

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Steve Allen

After a successful year on the PWA slalom tour, Australian, Steve Allen (Starboard, Severne) joins the 2009 PWA Board Constructors Champions, Starboard, as a member of their R&D team to focus on the isonic and Formula models.

Allen proved his worth yet again this year with his awesome 3rd place finish in Costa Brava helping him to notch up enough points to end the year on a high, ranked 9th place overall after one of the toughest years the PWA slalom tour has ever seen.

Starboard caught up with Allen recently and here’s what he had to say:

Starboard: Why did you choose to team up with us?

SA: “Firstly because Starboard are the best to help me achieve the highest possible results. Also I love development and dreaming of new innovative designs. Starboard are always keen to try something new and different to create the best possible products, whilst other companies tend to stay very conservative and don’t spend so much money on development.”

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Nicolas Schreier

One race in the last day completed the 2009 South American FE Championship. With the wind barely on the minimum the last race demanded extremely concentration and energy from the start to the finish.

Nicolas Schreier, from Peru, won another one and he's the new South American FE Champion Open, accumulating also the title on Senior and Light Weight divisions.

Marcello Morrone, BRA 3, was the second today and confirmed the 2nd place Open, together with the Masters and Heavyweight divisions.

With a great performance in light winds, Sebastian Aguirre, under 17 division, finished the last race in the 4th place and ratified his continental title.

Another highlight on the course today was Bruna Martinelli. Bruna took the Women's division title finishing the last race at an excellent 6th place overall.

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